circa 1800

Guir lacquer plate

A solid guri lacquer plate of slightly lobed circular form, each lobe is carved to create a hollow, exposing the layers of lacquer. The many layers are composed of red, black and ochre, with sparse striations of yellow and green, the green pleasingly exposed in the well of the dish. It stands on a low foot and the underside shows small scattered carved hollows, creating a semblance of the texture of burlwood.

guri lacquer plate
guri lacquer plate

Diameter: 19.5cm

James Orange collection

Japanese Art and Handicraft, no. 195 (lacquer), an exhibition curated by Henri L. Joly and Kumasaku Tomita in aid of the British Red Cross, 1915 (the label now lacking).

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